India's sewer cleaners risk their lives for a living

Mostly low-caste workers in Mumbai have to deal with filthy conditions and dangerous gases without basic safety gear.

    Thousands of sewer cleaners are risking their lives every month in the Indian business hub of Mumbai because of a lack of basic safety gear.

    The workers, who are mostly from low-caste communities, have to deal with filthy conditions and dangerous gases.

    Despite the risks, the workers say they do not believe their situation will change.

    Al Jazeera's Faiz Jamil reports from Mumbai.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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